Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. Over 70% of U.S. moms say mothering is “incredibly stressful.” Studies also show that chronically stressed moms tend to be more insensitive to their kids’ needs, and that a mother’s ability to manage her own stress is a strong predictor of her kids happiness.
Trying to care for elderly parents while simultaneously raising your own children is enough to make anyone feel crazy. Moms like myself who are part of the sandwich generation are constantly being pulled in different directions, trying to be everything for everyone.
Going on a family vacation sounds great. It’s an opportunity to kick back and enjoy your kids and your spouse without the realities of everyday life intruding. You need a break, and a vacation sounds like the perfect way to get it. Unfortunately, you’re consistently putting off those vacation plans